-Mr. Sam Cooley, local history teacher
By Caleb Staner and Rebecca Hosier
“I’m blown away by how much history is right under our noses that no one digs for,” Red Lion’s Local History teacher Mr. Sam Cooley said, referring to the history of the Borough of Red Lion. Recently Mr. Cooley took his History class on a historical tour around the borough of Red Lion to show them what really makes their borough special.
The trip was important to the class for several reasons according to Mr. Cooley. Since there isn’t a textbook for local history its hard to really picture the history of Red Lion. Also since schools began cutting their budget this was a perfect trip due to its cheap cost.
The first stop was the former high school, which was turned into apartments for rent. Many people feel these buildings are important to Red Lion’s history because it educated the future citizens of our borough. Another important stop was the two churches Bethany and St Paul’s, whom constantly competed with each other to see who could make the tallest church.
This trip was not only essential to the course but the students of the class enjoyed the trip. “Although cold, it was a very educational trip,” junior Cory Stitzel said.
Putting this class together and taking this tour are some accomplishments Mr. Cooley is pleased with: “I’m proud to be able to share the history of this town.